The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volumen 17

Walter Scott
John Ballantyne and Company, 1825

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Página 98 - That an humble address be presented to his Majesty, praying that he will be graciously pleased to issue a Commission for inquiring into the defects, occasioned by time and otherwise, in the laws of this realm, and into the measures necessary for removing the same.
Página 115 - The sentence of the Court on you, Joseph Hunt, is, that you be taken to the place from whence you came, and thence to the place of execution, there to be hanged by...
Página 103 - Statutes in that case made and provided, and against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, his crown, and dignity.
Página 255 - tis haunted, holy ground ; No earth of thine is lost in vulgar mould, But one vast realm of wonder spreads around, And all the Muse's tales seem truly told, Till the sense aches with gazing to behold The scenes our earliest dreams have dwelt upon : Each hill and dale, each deepening glen and wold Defies the power which crush'd thy temples gone : Age shakes Athena's tower, but spares gray Marathon.
Página 255 - The flying Mede, his shaftless broken bow; The fiery Greek, his red pursuing spear; Mountains above, Earth's, Ocean's plain below; Death in the front, Destruction in the rear! Such was the scene— what now remaineth here?
Página 24 - But that the junction of any Foreign Power, in an enterprise of Spain against the Colonies, would be viewed by them as constituting an entirely new question, and one upon which they must take such decision as the interests of Great Britain might require.
Página 257 - Thus lived — thus died she; never more on her Shall sorrow light, or shame. — She was not made Through years or moons the inner weight to bear, Which colder hearts endure till...
Página 260 - ... life, in behalf of a people only endeared to him by their past glories, and as fellowcreatures suffering under the yoke of a heathen oppressor. To have fallen in a crusade for Freedom and Humanity, as in olden times it would have been an atonement for the blackest crimes, may in the present be allowed to expiate greater follies than even exaggerating calumny has propagated against Byron.
Página 259 - ... impatience, and reproach hardened him in his error; so that he often resembled the gallant war-steed, who rushes forward on the steel that wounds him. In the most painful crisis of his private life, he evinced this irritability and impatience of censure in such a degree, as almost to resemble the noble victim of the bull-fight, which is more maddened by the squibs, darts, and petty annoyances of the unworthy crowds beyond the lists than by the lance of his nobler, and so to speak, his more legitimate...
Página 288 - An Account of the Remains of the Worship of Priapus, Lately Existing at Isernia, in the Kingdom of Naples...

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